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Sunday 18 February 2018

Demand for college places growing

DEMAND for a college place in the autumn is continuing to grow, but is still behind last year's record numbers.

Almost 76,000 school-leavers, and others, have applied for a course, up from 71,466 in February.

However, the figure of 75,913 applications is down from 77,111 in May 2010.

Third-level colleges are expected to offer about 46,000-47,000 places in September.

While February is the main deadline, there is limited provision for late applications. The over-23s, who are regarded as mature students, account for much of the late interest.

Irish Independent

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